A woman, believed to be of the Yazidi-Kurdish minority, shot and killed senior Islamic State commander Abu Anas just outside the former ISIS stronghold of Mosul, Iraq in 2015.
The woman is a part of a group of Iraqi women, who are growing in numbers that are fighting against ISIS, the terrorist organization that abused them for so long.
According to sources, the Iraqi woman in question was taken as a sex slave by Anas and then given off to his friends as a “gift.”
From the Daily Mirror:
“An Iraqi woman gunned down the ISIS terror chief who forced her into sex slavery, it has been reported.
The woman, believed to be be a member of the Yazidi-Kurdish minority, shot dead a senior Islamic State commander known as Abu Anas, according to Iraqi satellite TV network Alsumaria News.
Kurdistan Democratic Party spokesman Saeed Mamouzini said that the militant was killed on Saturday near the city of Mosul in Iraq.
He forced the woman into sex slavery and handed her to his depraved followers as a sick ‘gift’, he said.
ISIS believe that rape is a part of Islam and that it brings them closer to God and that it is their right to rape those that do not share their beliefs.
Women that are captured by ISIS are often treated as spoils of war and sex slaves, driving some of them to commit suicide so that ISIS can’t torture them. Those that convert to Islam are sold as brides, but those that refuse are tortured, raped and eventually killed.
When ISIS was on the verge of capturing Sinjar in 2014, Yazidis fled to the nearby mountainside to prevent themselves from being captured and be at the hands of the terror group. They were surrounded by ISIS and faced slaughter if they fled, or death by dehydration if they stayed. When the news received international media coverage, United States President Barack Obama authorized humanitarian support by airdropping meals and water to those trapped on the mountain. Eventually, they were able to escape the mountain with the help of U.S. airstrikes and the PKK and YPG fighters with Peshmergas.
ISIS’ footprint in the Middle East is slowly diminishing day-by-day as Iraqi forces and the U.S.-led coalition continue to push back on the terror group. In July, Mosul, ISIS’ stronghold in Iraq, was liberated of ISIS after having launched a nine month campaign to rid the city of ISIS militants.